Live at Billy Bob's Texas

Live at Billy Bob's Texas

by Roy ClarkRoy Clark


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Like all of the entries in the Live at Billy Bob's Texas series, this does not divulge the date of recording, but one can reasonably assume it's from a show not long before the CD's mid-2000 release. Clark is still an excellent, fast-as-anyone guitar picker, as heard on this set's instrumentals. Those instrumentals cover a lot of ground, too: the jazz standard "Caravan," "Riders in the Sky," the bluegrass perennials "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" and "Dueling Banjos," "Malaguena," "El Cumbanchero," and (least successfully) "Lara's Theme." He still sings, too -- unfortunately, one could say, given both the lesser material he applies his vocals to and the good-natured but limited, gruff tone of his voice. The overall effect is a bit schizophrenic, if fairly typical of all-around shows that some country stars like to give. Pretty hillbilly-sounding instrumentals are interspersed with sentimental, drippy MOR country ballads like "Love Takes Two" and "Yesterday When I Was Young," though the corny, satirical "Thank God and Greyhound" breaks up that mood a bit. The audience eats it up, though, and also responds favorably to his mildly amusing stage announcements. Too bad the band, which plays pretty well, includes an ill-chosen synthesizer (though that instrument isn't extremely prominent).

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2000
Label: Smith Music Group
UPC: 0662582500424
catalogNumber: 5004
Rank: 46139

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Clark   Primary Artist,Guitar
Mark Pearman   Fiddle
Richard Kennedy   Harmonica,Mandolin,Accordion,Keyboards,Leader,Bandleader
Danny Vaughn Brown   Vocals
James Henley   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Henley   Banjo,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Butch Poe   Drums
David Smith   Synthesizer
Brad Albin   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Roy Clark   Arranger
Eric Weissberg   Composer
Charles Aznavour   Composer
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith   Composer
Steve Alexander   Engineer
Charles Calello   Producer
Bill Mack   Liner Notes
Rick Smith   Producer,Executive Producer,Creation
Kyle Jason   Engineer
Herbert Kretzmer   Composer
Dave Merrick   Illustrations
Joel Cameron   Engineer
Billy Minick   Executive Producer
Lisa M. Sutton   Art Direction

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